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Water is a basic necessity and it is one thing human beings cannot do without. Though water is vital in our lives people tend to misuse it by wasting it and contaminating it. Hence it is pivotal that we take good care of the water sources that we have. We all drink water at some point of our daily lives but have you ever asked yourself if you are drinking water the right way. Many a times, many of us, me included tend to follow trends and studies and not really research that much when it comes to water. I have observed 6 ways that show that you are drinking water wrong.
1. Drinking too much water.
Growing up I felt like I had to drink 8 glasses of water a day what my mother called water therapy. Yes I did concur with her at that time because my pee would be crystal clear and it did not stink but what I detested were what seemed to the hundreds of trips to the toilets and I figured I got a lot of headaches and I had insomnia and I was always hungry. Now I only drink whenever I feel thirsty to avoid many complications.
2. Drinking too little water
According to http://www.medicaldaily.com.Harvard recommends drinking 30 to 50 ounces a day, which is equivalent to approximately four to six glasses of water. Our bodies need water and I think a glass is not enough. Yes you might be drinking other fluids but our bodies. If you are not an athlete you will not need as much water because you are not active but you need to replace water lost when sweating and to avoid dehydration.
3. Drinking water from an unprotected source.
Water is becoming relatively scarce in many communities in South Africa and Zimbabwe and the rainfall has significantly dropped and the dams do not have as much water as they usually do. Regardless of these situations do not drink from an unprotected water source. And boil the water if you feel it is not safe to drink.
4. Drinking from a plastic bottle instead of a glass bottle.
Glass is easier to recycle that plastic so think green when you are drinking water. You and I can make a difference by going green.
5. Drinking water that has been left in your car
Recent Studies have shown that water left in your car can cause breast cancer. According to http://www.realsimple.com; Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate, a material that’s used for a lot of food and beverage packaging since it is lightweight, durable, and shatterproof. However, when heated, it is known to release the chemical BPA, which some experts say can affect hormone levels by mimicking estrogen, and may trigger health risks if exposed at high levels. So rather water your plants than drink the water.
6. Drinking from the tap without a glass or a container.
Most of us are tempted to drink from the tap without a glass or a container. This usually means you will be wasting a lot of water.
Let us all work together to save water, because water is precious. Ensure that the taps are closed and educate your children on how to drink water right. Read and research and about water and be abreast of what is happening around you. Remember every drop counts and it begins with you to save water by drinking it right
Xoxo Imelda the Fashionista